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About Us

Wakatere is a family sailing club on the shores of Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport.  We have one of the best locations for sailing in New Zealand with a clubhouse on the waterfront and direct access to a wide sandy beach. 

We sail a range of dinghy classes and windfoilers with regular club racing, junior coaching and entry-level learn to sail courses for all ages with an emphasis on fun and adventure. Join us!

Latest News

Dinghy Sailing at Level 1 & 2

If you've got a little sense of adventure, start sailing this Spring on an Adult Learn to Sail course at Wakatere. It's fun, it's social and it's never too late to learn new things. Give yourselfRead more

Adventure Awaits

Announcing our October Learn to Sail course for the adventurous YOUTH group.  Wakatere's adventure program is designed for teens/youths aged 12-17yrs to have fun, make friends, and learn a varietyRead more

LTS Holiday Bookings Open

With the October school holidays coming up, we have a fantastic outdoor option for the 8 - 11 year age group - break out and learn to sail!  Understand the basics of how the wind works, parts ofRead more

Club Race Management Course

Now is a perfect time to upskill and become a confident volunteer at Wakatere. Really!  Yachting New Zealand offer a free race management course online. You could do it at any time but we thoughtRead more

Join Opening Day E-Races

ENTRIES CLOSED 11/09/21. Entrants have been emailed the NOR with 2 flights, first race start 4pm. Invitations to WhatsApp groups for each flight have been sent. Be ready for a 4pm start. Read more

Boat Storage Reminder

Locker renewals and new allocations from the waiting list are well underway (Aug 2021).  If you are an active sailing club member and would like to go on the waiting list please use our online formRead more

Opening Day Postponed

UPDATE: We thought we were on track....but with the return of Covid-19 and lockdown, Opening Day has been pushed back until Auckland has the all clear.  EARLIER PLAN: Let's get the season underwayRead more

Duty Roster Heads Up

The Sailing Committee is looking forward to starting the season on the 12th of September 2021. Club members are reminded of the need to complete their rostered duties as part of their commitment toRead more

NZL Windfoil Quiz Night

Quiz night + auction to fundraise for a NZ Windfoil Squad team trip to Europe in September. With a range of quiz topics, we aim to challenge everyone! Get your friends, family, and co-workers togethRead more

Something for Teenagers

Calling all Wakatere club members aged 13yrs - 19yrs... Don't stay home Friday 30th July, head to the club instead. Each club member aged 13 to 19 is welcome to come and can also bring a friend ifRead more

Winter Series Underway

This series is designed as fun low-key sailing series to work on technique and to keep the skills sharp during the off-season. This is a club member-only series but don't miss the new membershipRead more

Women's Forum 8th July 2021

Following on from responses to our recent Women's Participation in Sailing survey at Wakatere, we invite you to join us at Wakatere to talk through the suggestions and plan for the new season. WeRead more

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COVID-19 Sept 2021

At Covid-19 Alert Levels 4 and 3, there will be no coaching, organised sailing activity or community classes at Wakatere Boating Club until further notice and the club facilities will remain closed. 

Refer to Sport NZ for Level 3 "water-based activity" restrictions. 

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